Thirsty Monk - Downtown

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

176 Ratings
Thirsty Monk - DowntownThirsty Monk - Downtown
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

92 Patton Ave
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-3315
United States

(828) 254-5470 | map
monkpub.com

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Added by thirstymonk on 05-03-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
176
Reviews:
80
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
6.57%
 
 
Taps:
35
Bottles/Cans:
196
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 80
Reviews by Bartrob6:
Photo of Bartrob6
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

this place is great. the atmosphere is nice. very laid back, and was easy to find a place to sit at the bar or at a table. beers are pretty much all served in the correct glassware from what i could tell, especially the belgian stuff down stairs. it was pint night when we went, so they give you a pint glass to keep when you order the beer that is on special at the time, for us it was boulder's mojo risin' double ipa on cask.

service was good also, our bartender kept a watchful eye on our glasses to make sure there was always something in 'em. the selection was great, in fact it was a shame that i was driving and couldn't try more of their brews. we ordered a couple soft pretzels that came with some local mustard, it was alright, not the greatest.

overall this is an awesome bar to come visit if you're in town and want to find some great craft beer on tap.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of nwhittin
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of DrMindbender
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.39/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of StoutLover14
4.86/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.24/5  rDev -23.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75

Photo of Hayden34
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Johntomk
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cadaugherty
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.84/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Gavage
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

This was a must stop on my tour of Asheville. Open doors in the front allow fresh air to flow. I found a seat at the long bar. There were tap handles hanging from the ceiling along with brewery flags and signs. Loads of stickers on the cold box behind the bar. Downstairs is a Belgian Bar, but I didn't venture down. Kitchen is just off the bar.

There were about 40 beers on draft covering American and Belgian breweries. There was 6 house beers on draft here, and I enjoyed a few of them on my visit. Service was good but not overly friendly. Overall this was a worthwhile stop.

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Photo of dwagner003
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of wapcap
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

A great place in Ashville. They have several locations. I visited one of the other locations and than this one. This location is awesome and worth checking out. The selection is quite good and the bartenders quite knowledgeable. Worth several visits!

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Photo of Tate21
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of klgh07
4.73/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Jason_cs
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Bcraft11
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of target88
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of yaksurf
3.26/5  rDev -23.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jbaker67
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ox1574
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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Thirsty Monk - Downtown in Asheville, NC
4.26 out of 5 based on 176 ratings.
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